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The Social Program at the Conference is a chance to connect with other delegates and enjoy fantastic dining experiences and entertainment.

The following social events are included in your registration.

WELCOME receptioN

The NECA National President will officially open the Conference at the Henry Jones IXL Atrium. This building is one of the largest glass atriums in the Southern Hemisphere and provides a stunning showcase of the historic former jam factory.

Enjoy a beer or wine with canapes, whilst meeting other delegates and taking in the tunes from our dynamic entertainment duo.

Afterwards, it’s just a short stroll to a large number of dining or drinking venues.

Venue: Henry Jones Art Hotel – IXL Atrium

Date: Friday, 22 March 2024
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm



Following the Saturday plenary sessions, you will have the chance to enjoy drinks and networking with delegates from your own state. These events will take place at various
venues around the Hoba
rt Port area.

NSW, QLD, ACT & TAS State Night

Venue: Waterside Pavillion - Moreton Place, Argyle St, Hobart

Date: Saturday, 23 March 2024

Time: 6.00pm - 9.00pm

Dress code: Cocktail

WA State Night

Co-sponsored by MMEM & Schneider Electric WA

Venue: The Den - 63 Salamanca Pl, Hobart

Date: Saturday, 23 March 2024

Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Dress code: Smart Casual

VIC State Night

Venue: Cuttlefish Catamaran, Left Side of Elizabeth Street Pier, Hobart

Date: Saturday, 23 March 2024

Time: 6.15pm - 8.30pm

Dress code: Cocktail

Please arrive between 6pm and 6.15pm for a mandatory safety briefing before boarding the vessel

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Dust off your cowboy boots and country outfit for a night you will not want to miss.

NHP will have you covered with a cowboy hat!

The bus ride to our venue will take you through the stunning Huon Valley, from where you’ll be able to see the sunset over the mountains after arrival.

Willie Smith’s Apple Shed is a Tasmanian institution. We’ll be taking over the venue from the main apple shed restaurant, cellar door with cider tastings to the many cozy nooks and
fire pits outside.

Enjoy local Tassie beer and wine plus Willie Smith’s ciders and Charles Oates Distilling apple spirits.

You’ll get to enjoy delicious canapes and sample a range of items from the gourmet grazing tables, fire cooking and a dessert food truck – plus, of course, the famous Willie
Smith’s Apple Pies.

Entertainment will be provided all night, including rousing country-themed music, where you can get up and join the line dancing fun before our main band takes over, featuring the best of a range of music hits that are sure to get you up and dancing.

Dress Code: Country

Venue: Willie Smith's Apple Shed
Date: Monday, 25 March 2024
Time: 6:00pm – 11:30pm (including return bus ride)

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* Disclaimer - NECA reserves the right to alter the program at any time in the lead up to the conference.

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